Ancient Cities of the New World

Edited by john w. janusek, vanderbilt university; marilyn a. masson; and michael e. smith, arizona state university

Series Description:

The University Press of Florida is proud to announce the creation of a new series devoted to the study of the ancient urban sites of Mesoamerica and South America. This series is designed to present theories, models, and approaches that shed light on the region's diverse, ancient urban patterns and polity organization. Major, overarching topics to be explored in the series are urban form (size, architecture, and layout) and urban lifestyles (ethnicity, gender, households, neighborhoods, and craft activities).

Books include important works focused on a single key ancient city or analyzing a collection of cities and towns within their regional contexts. The series features cross-disciplinary works in archaeology, art history, and ethnohistory written for a broad scholarly audience.

For more Information:

john w. janusek
department of anthropology
vu station b #356050
vanderbilt university
nashville, tennessee 37235
615-343-6120
Fax: 615-343-0230
john.w.janusek@vanderbilt.edu

marilyn a. masson
5184425199
mmasson@albany.edu

michael e. smith
school of human evolution and social change
po box 872402
arizona state university
tempe, arizona 85287-2402
(480) 727-9520
Fax: (480) 965-7671
mesmith9@asu.edu


There are 6 books in this series.


Please note that while you may order forthcoming books at any time, they will not be available for shipment until shortly before publication date

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The Casma City of El Purgatorio: Ancient Urbanism in the Andes

A culmination of Vogel's sixteen-year study of Casma culture, this book helps us understand the relationships between polities of the ancient world, how they built connections to other towns or cities outside and within their own boundaries, and demonstrates the importance of cities and urbanism in the development and collapse of complex societies.

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The Ancient Urban Maya: Neighborhoods, Inequality, and Built Form

In The Ancient Urban Maya, Scott Hutson examines ancient Maya cities and argues that, despite the hazards of urban life, these places continued to lure people for many centuries. 

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Ancient Maya Cities of the Eastern Lowlands

Using data collected from different sites throughout the lowlands, including the Vaca Plateau and the Belize River Valley, Brett Houk presents the first synthesis of these unique ruins and discusses methods for mapping and excavating them.

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Cusco: Urbanism and Archaeology in the Inka World

This valuable study conceptualizes Cusco as a system including the urban core, the heartland, and the imperial provinces from northwest Argentina to southern Colombia. Its unique approach and expansive findings reveal the sophisticated nature of Inka planning.


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Tenochtitlan: Capital of the Aztec Empire

In this fascinating book, eminent expert José Luis de Rojas presents an accessible yet authoritative exploration of this famous city--interweaving glimpses into its inhabitants’ daily lives with the broader stories of urbanization, culture, and the rise and fall of the Aztec empire.

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Aztec City-State Capitals